Unrest

Written by Jesper Stein, translated by David Young — Detective Alex Steen of the Copenhagen homicide division is a divorcee who still pines for his…

Quicksand

Written by Malin Persson Giolito, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles — Colorado, Las Vegas, Florida – mass shootings are seen as an American phenomenon, but eight…

Dark Pines

Written by Will Dean — Tuva Moodyson hates the woods. And that’s too bad for her, because she lives in Gavrik, surrounded by the Utgard…

Big Sister

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett — Varg Veum, a private eye operating out of the Norwegian town of Bergen, can’t seem to catch…

Macbeth

Written by Jo Nesbo, translated by Don Bartlett — First performed in 1606, Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the best crime stories ever written. Okay,…

The Shadow Killer

Written by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb — Iceland’s leading crime author is best known for his novels featuring the Reykjavik detective, Erlendur. He…

A guide to Harry Hole

In some ways, the appeal of the Harry Hole stories is easy to pin down. Like so many modern detectives he’s got a few flaws.…

Holy Ceremony

Written by Harri Nykänen, translated by Kristian London — Finnish crime fiction has always been on the quirky side when compared to the more earnest crime…

The Man Who Died

The Man Who Died brings an uncharacteristically humorous but beguiling departure for Finnish writer Antti Tuomainen, as he once again makes our Recommended page. What…

Snare

This debut by Lilja Sigurdardottir pulls the camera in close on what it’s like to be a drugs mule for a sordid Reykjavik outfit. Main…